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Daniel Karanja Deputy Director, Development, Africa

T: +254 (0)20 7224462


CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

I have broad technical knowledge in developing vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented, pro-poor sustainable seed systems in developing countries that involve both the public and private sectors; all phases of pre and post-harvest crop protection - including extension, training, integrated production and pest management (IPPM), regulatory (plant quarantine, pesticide control) and applied research, based on extensive experience and knowledge of crop protection problems in tropical crops. In addition, I have extensive knowledge and experience of innovation systems approaches: participatory technology development; and development of bio-rational pesticides (biologicals and botanicals). I also have sound practical knowledge of cross-cutting issues related to socio-economic factors in the utilization of scientific and technical knowledge. I have a successful track record in the use of information and communication strategies and systems to deliver technical, awareness and crop disease management information to smallholder farmers.

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mNutrition: Addressing hidden hunger through mobile messaging

One in three people in the developing world suffer from ‘hidden hunger’, or micronutrient deficiency, due to a lack of information on proper nutrition. This is a major cause of illness, poor growth, reduced productivity and impaired cognitive development. To help combat the problem, CABI and its partners in...
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Promoting good seed in East Africa

African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) are key to food security and income generation in Africa and are increasing in demand. In this project, not only did CABI’s project team promote their consumption and generate more demand, it also built awareness of the vegetables and seeds, improved access to them and...
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Scaling up interactive ICT to increase agricultural innovation in Tanzania

Despite Tanzania’s immense agricultural potential, farm productivity is hindered by inadequate knowledge and customary practices on farm management. The project Upscaling Technologies in Agriculture through Knowledge Extension (UPTAKE) targets small-scale farmers through geographical mobile and radio...